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A Rare Case Presentation of Meckel’s Diverticulum with Situs Inversus Totalis IJCRIMPH articles are provided for free based on an Open Access policy
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International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health, 2011 - Vol. 3 No. 5

Author(s): Yazhini.V *, Kannan Thanikachalam

Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India


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Abstract:

Situs inversus, a rare congenital condition, is a complete mirror image of the thoracic and abdominal viscera, in which the positions of major visceral organs are reversed. Here, we  report a case of a 6 year old boy who presented with abdominal pain in both the iliac fossae, fever and vomiting. Imaging studies showed situs inversus totalis and a provisional diagnosis of acute appendicitis was made and a possibility of meckel’s diverticulitis was suspected. A final diagnosis of meckel’s diverticulitis was made during emergency laparotomy. This case report is being presented because of its rare occurrence.

Keywords: Situs inversus totalis, Meckel’s diverticulitis, Congenital positional anomaly, Heterotaxia

How to cite this article:

Yazhini V, Thanikachalam K. A Rare Case Presentation of Meckel’s Diverticulum with Situs Inversus Totalis. International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health. 2011; 3(5):386-389.

 
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